Brownsea Island

Important notice -

We are having continued problems with our phone lines and are currently only able to take cash payments on the island. Thank you for your understanding while we get this fixed.

Famous for red squirrels, wildlife and Scouting

Brownsea Island

Things to see and do

Girl playing on beach on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Summer adventures on Brownsea Island 

From building dens to climbing trees, from making your own stick person to getting creative with clay - there is plenty to help your family have an island adventure on Brownsea this summer.

Brownsea Island

What's on 

Upcoming events

Get sticky on Brownsea Island

Sat 30 Jul 2016
10:30-16:00
Pick up a Stick Kit activity bag from the visitor centre to discover lots of things you can make and do with a stick. Storytelling will be on offer every Tuesday.

Brownsea Open Air Theatre

Mon 01 Aug 2016
19:30-22:30
The Two Gentlemen of Verona is this year's production and your ticket includes access to the island from Poole so please bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before watching this fantastic production.

Storytelling Tuesdays

Tue 02 Aug 2016
12:00-12:15
Stick stories to stir the imagination.

Camping on Brownsea

Fri 26 Aug 2016
10:00-17:00
An opportunity to bring your family to camp on Brownsea Island. We have tents and cooking equipment to borrow and brand new showers to make getting away from it all with your family as simple as possible.

Sunday SconeFest

Sun 04 Sep 2016
10:30-16:00
Freshly baked delights await you in our cafe garden.

Red squirrel walks

Mon 26 Sep 2016
11:30-13:00
Join our guided walks and see how many rare red squirrel you can spot. At this time of year they come down from the canopy of trees to store food and can be seen playing in the low branches.
Brownsea Island

Wildlife

Brownsea Island

Groups

Brownsea Island

Eating and shopping

View across Poole Harbour from the Villano

Eating and shopping on Brownsea Island 

Enjoy a home made cake from our Café or visit the gift shop to browse our range of summery gifts.

Brownsea Island

History

Brownsea Island

Places to stay

Holiday cottages on the quay

Holiday cottages by the sea. 

Brownsea Island offers two holiday cottages that feel a world away from the crowds.

Camping on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Family camping in August 

An exciting opportunity to bring your family to camp on Brownsea Island.

Brownsea Island

Get involved

Brownsea countryside volunteer

Volunteering on Brownsea 

Are you interested in volunteering? We have a large number of volunteer teams here on Brownsea Island. There are lots of ways that you could get involved.